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Poster: Fact_Checker Date: May 4, 2011 7:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A few movies in Question, Moongleam

Film Superlist shows "I Was a Communist for the FBI" (1951) renewed as RE12191. Do you have reason to believe that this is an invalid renewal?

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: May 4, 2011 7:30pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A few movies in Question, Moongleam

Billbarstad checked that for me and told me it was no renewal. I was just going by what he had checked on the copyright.gov page.

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Poster: larus Date: May 5, 2011 3:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A few movies in Question, Moongleam

Looks like it's been renewed, but with the "F. B. I." spelling used instead of "FBI". The renewal shows up if you just search on http://cocatalog.loc.gov for "I was a communist" instead of the whole title.
Here's the renewal record.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000012196 / 1979-01-19
Renewal registration for: LP0000000905 / 1951-05-16
Title: I was a communist for the F. B. I. By Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Warner Brothers, Inc. (PWH)
Variant title: I was a communist for the F. B. I.
Names: Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Warner Brothers, Inc.